An Israeli intelligence website has refuted Tel Aviv’s claims that a recent aerial raid in Syria had targeted Iranian military advisers and Hezbollah fighters, saying the attack actually hit Syrian army positions.
The DEBKAfile cited “highly credible” US military sources as saying that Israel had decided to take advantage of the chaos generated by Washington’s decision to withdraw forces from Syria and Turkey’s threat to launch an operation in the Arab country’s north.
Tel Aviv’s purpose of the Syria offensive was to disable the Syrian military sites, they added.
On Tuesday night, Israeli F-16 warplanes fired Delilah cruise missiles from Lebanon’s air space into Syria followed by similar air raids near Damascus by F-35 stealth fighter jets. read more…